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Monster From A Prehistoric Planet




An improved version of "Monster from a Prehistoric Planet" from AIP-TV aka "Gappa, the Triphibian Monster" (1967). The story bears a strong resemblance to British monster movie, "Gorgo" (1961).
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Gappa the Triphibian Monster
GappaJapaneseposter.jpg
Japanese poster
Directed byHaruyasu Noguchi
Produced byHideo Koi
Written byRyuzo Nakanishi
Gan Yamazaki
StarringTamio Kawaji
Yôko Yamamoto
Yuji Okada
Music bySeitaro Omori
CinematographyMuneo Ueda
Editing byMasanori Tsujii
StudioNikkatsu Corporation
Distributed byAmerican International Pictures (USA)
Nikkatsu (Japan)
Release datesApril 22, 1967
Running time90 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese

Daikyojū Gappa (大巨獣ガッパ?, "Gappa, The Colossal Beast") is a 1967 Kaiju film. This Japanese film was produced by Nikkatsu Corporation, and was their only foray into the giant monster genre. The foreign sales title for the film was Gappa: The Triphibian Monster, and was dubbed into English (considered the "International Version"). The film was picked up by American International Pictures and released directly to television in the US under their American International Television banner, and retitled Monster from a Prehistoric Planet. This version was one of many films syndicated to broadcasters nationwide by AIP-TV, and became a staple for Horror Hosts on television stations from San Francisco to New York City from the late 1960s through early 1980s.



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Reviews

Reviewer: mars express - - February 22, 2015
Subject: copyright
sorry film is copyrighted under the godzilla package corp number 12-66-58-7/ check it out
Reviewer: skybandit - - September 25, 2014
Subject: Excellent print.
Much better than others on this site, thank you!
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